Did you know that Metropolitan Pittsburgh has more people of Slovak heritage than any city in the world outside of Slovakia? Because of the heavy concentration of Slovak Americans in the area, the Slovak Embassy opened an Honorary Consulate in Pittsburgh in 1997. That same year, Slovak Honorary Consul Joseph Senko formed a non-profit organization, the Western Pennsylvania Slovak Cultural Association (WPSCA), to bring diverse authentic Slovak Cultural programs to Western Pennsylvania, not only for Slovak-Americans but also for the entire public to enjoy. The WPSCA sponsors annual Consular Tours to Slovakia, Slovak Language Classes, popular Heritage Meetings, Wine and Beer Tastings, Summer Camp for Kids, and an annual Scholarship for Summer Study at Comenius University in Bratislava. The WPSCA also participates in other community activities such as Slovak Days at Kennywood, and the annual Slovak Heritage Festival at the University of Pittsburgh.
June 5, 2023 Heritage Program: From Kosice to Kyiv: Kinship and Kindness Amidst Kremlin’s Killing
Father Jason Charro will tell us of his recent travel to Ukraine and how Slovakia is helping its neighbor.
Slovak Wine Tasting
It’s Back! Join us for our annual Slovak Wine Tasting.
May 1, 2023 Heritage Program: The New Slovak Citizenship Law
Viktor Vella, Ph.D. from the Slovak Embassy in Washington, D.C. will explain the recently enacted law that expands the eligibility to become Slovak citizens.